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Vehicle reaches speeds of 125 mph before going airborne during chase from East Cleveland to Euclid

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Posted at 8:26 AM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 10:21:05-04

EUCLID, Ohio — An East Cleveland pursuit ended in a crash in Euclid where the driver was taken into custody Friday.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., an East Cleveland police officer attempted to stop a BMV SUV traveling at a high rate of speed on Euclid Avenue.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, the SUV accelerated eastbound on Euclid Avenue.

The driver, identified as a 23-year-old man from Garfield Heights, reached speeds of up to 125mph, according to the police report.

The driver turned onto Green Road and traveled northbound before traveling through a strip of grass.

The vehicle came to a dead-end at the end of the parking lot and went airborne after hitting a curb. The vehicle landed on Upper Valley Drive before it went airborne again and struck a building on East 191st Street.

The driver was arrested and transported to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center for treatment. According to the report, the driver suffered a laceration to his forearm and reported shoulder pain.

The driver was charged with failure to comply with a police order and obstructing official business, according to an East Cleveland Police Report.

No further information has been released.

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